WE'VE never doubted the kindness of the Bathurst community, and Parade is pleased to report that the young generation is happily carrying on that fine tradition.
Students from the Carenne School have marked Education Week by carrying out a random act of kindness for the Bathurst Uniting Safe Shelter.
This is the second winter the USS has thrown open its doors overnight at the Bathurst Uniting Church to put a roof over the head of the city's homeless, and it's great to see the support it is getting from the broader community.
A post on the Carenne School's Facebook page revealed the students' good work at the USS.
"The students enjoyed packaging some biscuits, decorating their space with some lovely student artwork and brightening up their outdoor area with some plants to hang on their new fence," the post read.
"Thank you to Bathurst Uniting Safe Shelter for providing a safe, warm bed for those who need it in our community."
And thank you to the Carenne School, as well.
Getting a taste of engineering
GIRLS in Year 9 and Year 10 with an interest in engineering and related industries will attend a one-day event at Charles Sturt University's Bathurst campus on Friday.
More than 100 students and teachers will attend the event from Central West schools including Denison College Bathurst campus, Mackillop College and Scots All Saints College.
Engineering lecturer Dr Miao Li said it would be an exciting day for the girls.
"Engineering has the power to change the world, and more and more women are choosing to make a difference through a career in engineering," Dr Li said.
"The students will take part in interactive and hands-on workshops that showcase a variety of engineering disciplines, and will meet student and graduate engineers."